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Holidays 2022: Festive Holiday Markets

Shop local at holiday markets hosted by ICRA, Corica Park, Temple Israel, and PHOENIX.

Alameda hosts many holiday markets—some benefit community organizations and others are just for fun, but all of them support small local businesses and makers. Here are some of them that are happening soon.

ICRA Pawliday Boutique

Alameda Post - a poster that says "Island Cat Resources and Adoptions Pawliday Boutique". The poster is blue with little white cats for decorations.

Island Cat Resources and Adoption (ICRA) will hold its annual Pawliday Boutique Thursday, December 1 through Saturday, December 3 at Alameda Elks Lodge, 2255 Santa Clara Ave.

Shop for hostess gifts, stocking stuffers, specialty gifts, handcrafted goods, jewelry, plants and planters, holiday décor, self-care treats, cat-themed items, textiles, and more while supporting ICRA’s lifesaving work for local cats.

The three-day event will kick off with a Champagne Preview on Thursday, 5 to 8 p.m. Tickets for the event are $10 and include champagne and two raffle tickets. The boutique (no entry fee) will be open for shoppers on Friday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., and Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Island Cat Resources and Adoption is an all-volunteer nonprofit organization dedicated to improving the lives of free-roaming and unowned cats through spay/neuter, adoption, and community education. Since it started in 1994, ICRA has spayed or neutered over 22,000 cats, found homes for over 3,300 cats, and assisted in getting many hundreds more off the streets and placed in homes through local pet adoption organizations. See some of the beautiful kitties available for adoption on ICRA’s Meet the Cats page. If you’re not ready to adopt but have room in your heart and your yard to host a guest, a garden cat may be a perfect addition to your family.

Corica Park’s 2nd annual small business Holiday Fair

Alameda Post - A poster that says "Corica Park Holiday Fiar. December 3, 2022. 10:30am-1:30pm. Corica Park Pro Shop. 1 Clubhouse Memorial Road. Alameda California 94502. Connect with the community and get your holiday shopping done while supporting local businesses"Corica Park’s second annual Holiday Fair, hosted in collaboration with the Alameda Chamber & Economic Alliance, will be open December 3, 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., at the Corica Park Pro Shop, 1 Clubhouse Memorial Rd., on Bay Farm Island.

Committed vendors include Treats by Mrs. T, Wachira Wines|KARIBU by Wachira, SOKO Distributors, Craft Chocolate, Athlos Coaching, AACE Arts (Andrea Calderon), Lilli Keinaenen & Emily Sheafe, Signal Coffee, That’s My Jam, Crochet Items and Winter Wear by Stacy Casada, and Edward Jones.

Do some holiday shopping while connecting with the community and supporting local small businesses.

Temple Israel Holiday Fest

Alameda Post - a table with colorful cloth items such as plushies and pillows. The items are for sale from a local vendor.
Come shop local goods at Temple Israel’s Holiday Fest. Photo Temple Israel.

After a three-year hiatus, Temple Israel is once again holding its Annual Holiday Fest on Sunday, December 4, 2022, 11 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., at 3183 Mecartney Rd. on Bay Farm Island. The event is free to attend and open to everyone.

Holiday Fest will feature more than 25 local artists, authors, and crafters selling a variety of apparel, artwork, confections, books by local writers, fused glass, gift cards, greeting cards, honey, jam, jewelry, soap, Judaica items, knitwear and stuffies, plants, purses, tote bags and more.

The event also includes a cafe run by Gather & Grub, a bake sale, and plenty of free parking. To preview vendor offerings, visit the Holiday Fest page on Facebook.

The PHOENIX Holiday Market

Alameda Post - Phoenix Holiday Market poster including date, time, and locationThe Phoenix Holiday Market, featuring more than 25 local makers, bakers, and artisans, will be open December 11, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., at 2315 Lincoln Ave.

Find a special holiday gift or treasure for yourself, and then take a break and enjoy a hot drink at the hot cocoa and espresso bar—all while supporting local artists and small businesses.

Phoenix is Alameda’s first co-working space, also featuring artist studios and space for meetings and workshops.


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